Every year, the theatre generates income for their home cities. Couple going out for a night of theatre often begin at a restaurant and may, perhaps, end at the bar. Tourists travel from out-of-town to take in large shows in cities like New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles. These people have to stay in hotels at the very least and will probably drop a buck or two at a few other places along the way.
The theatre in New York City is responsibly for generating $1.75 million worth of business annually towards for supporting industry?
It's not the raw materials that create the sets and costumes.
It's not hotels.
It's not restaurants or bars.
It's not even taxis.
The answer is baby-sitting fees.
Read more about this in another Ben Cameron address.
Happy Birthday (yesterday): Samuel Beckett (1906-1989) and John Gielgud (1904-2000)